Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING 19 Names from 1773

Following my three part series on the slaves of my 5th grand-father James Sims during Black History Month in February 2015 I made a commitment to write a post on a monthly basis until I’ve RELEASED all of the names of slaves owned by my ancestors.

While researching my 1752 immigrant ancestor Johann Jacob RUPP (1723-aft. 1792) I found the 1773 taxables list for Pipe Creek Hundred in Baltimore County, Maryland. On this list were eight heads of household with 19 Negroes listed. With this post I am releasing: Roger, Hary, Hannah, Nan, Punch, Ben, Jack, Cris, Fon, Abram, Luce, Hannah, Ledy, Jacob, Sam, York, Tom, Bob, and Cole.

1773taxA List of Taxables in Pipe Creek Hundred, Baltimore County, Maryland,  taken by William Kelley Junior 1773

Corbin William with Negro RogerWilliam Corbin with Negro Roger

Jacob Epaugh with Negro HaryJacob Epaugh with Negro Hary

Thomas Gill with Negroes Hannah and NanThomas Gill with Negroes Hannah and Nan

Lane with Negroes Punch, Ben, Jack, Cris, and Fon?tton Lane with Negroes Punch, Ben, Jack, Cris, and Fon

John Murry with Negroes Abram, Luce, and HannahJohn Murry with Negroes Abram, Luce, and Hannah

Cristopher Murry with Negro LedyCristopher Murry with Negro Ledy

Ruth Murry with Negroes Jacob, Sam, York, Tom, and BobRuth Murry with Negroes Jacob, Sam, York, Tom, and Bob

John Wells with Negro ColeJohn Wells with Negro Cole

The 1773 tax list for Pipe Creek Hundred in Baltimore County, Maryland, was found on the Maryland State Archives site, under Guide to Government Records, Information on C428 – (Tax List) True's statement© 2016, copyright Cathy Meder-Dempsey. All rights reserved.


Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

When I’m not doing genealogy and blogging, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful Luxembourg countryside.

3 thoughts on “Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING 19 Names from 1773”

    1. So sweet of you Amberly. You don’t even have to have ancestors who owned slaves as you can see here. Consider the time period and where they live and if you notice one of their neighbors had slaves you can do them. Or when you look at your ancestor’s will in a will book have a look at the person before and after him/her, they might name a slave with their will.

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